Eric Goldstein, seen here with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, speaks at an October 31, 2019 conference celebrating 15 organizations honored for their  implementation of “best practices” in promoting literacy by the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program. At the Best Practices Conference, 2019 winners and best practice honorees made presentations and shared best practices. 

Since 2013, the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program has awarded $1.9 million in prizes to 120 institutions in 35 countries. By recognizing current achievements, the awards seek to enable any organization or program that does not operate on a for-profit basis to strengthen its involvement in literacy and reading promotion and to encourage collaboration with like-minded organizations.